Building on biosecurity testimony
The testimony was well received by Subcommittee Chairman Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) as well as co-panelists Honorable Robert Graham, former U.S. Senator from Florida and current chairman of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, and Dr. Nancy Kingsbury of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Professor Greenberger engaged with Senator Cardin and the panelists in a lively discussion about how to reform the regulatory system to better protect citizens from the potential misuse of dangerous agents while not compromising the life-saving and empowering research that is conducted in these labs.
On the heels of this success we continued our work on the issues and produced an article that will be published in the upcoming winter volume of the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law. The article is entitled “Governance and Biosecurity: Strengthening Security and Oversight of the Nation’s Biological Agent Laboratories.” The authors are indebted to the law students who worked diligently to help make the testimony and the article shining examples of the Center’s significant and timely scholarship.